Based on a True Story: The Color of Courage (1998)



Starring: Linda Hamilton, Lynn Whitfield, Bruce Greenwood, Roger Guenveur Smith
Set in 1944 when racial segregation was still the norm in many American cities, this drama recounts the true tale of a black family that moves into an all-white neighborhood and the one white neighbor who befriends them. Mac McGhee (Roger Guenveur Smith) is a light-skinned black who for 12 years passed for white at a major Detroit newspaper. His colleagues figured he was of Latin decent. Mac’s wife, the beautiful and sophisticated Minnie (Lynn Whitfield), possesses much darker skin. Mac radically alters his family’s lives when he buys a house in an upper-class all-white neighborhood…

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